Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience

The Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience training area takes as its domain the neural basis of behavioral and mental processes, from species-typical behavior to cognition. This program brings together faculty from several CUNY campuses to provide interdisciplinary doctoral training across a broad range of research areas within neuroscience. The program provides both broad and individualized focused training to a selected group of doctoral students. These students will have scholarly and research interactions with a distinguished faculty, utilizing a wide range of research methods at several levels of analysis from single-neuron electrophysiology, through behavioral measurement and control, to procedures for neural imaging during cognitive processes. The curriculum is interdisciplinary, taught by faculty from both Biology and Psychology and will provide a strong, common foundation in molecular, cellular, systems, behavioral and cognitive neuroscience. Unique features of this program are the breadth of training, the involvement of faculty from several disciplines, and a concern with preparing students for careers in both neuroscience research and university teaching.

The Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience training area of the Ph.D. in Psychology is offered by the CUNY Neuroscience Collaborative in conjunction with the Neuroscience subprogram for the Ph.D. in Biology. Doctoral students admitted into the Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience training area are part of this Collaborative and will receive training across traditional program boundaries, preparing them for the increasingly interdisciplinary research taking place in neuroscience today.